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Building A Trail for Everyone in the Lost Sierra – Video

Trails at their most powerful. (And arguably, their most beautiful.)

In the Lost Sierra region of Northern California, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has big dreams, and the passion to turn them into reality. They are on a mission to revitalize the local communities, historically dependent on resource extraction, by building trail for everyone to enjoy. Dig into some of the history and dedicated characters behind the work in ‘A Trail for Everyone’.

From the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship: The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is developing a Trails Master Plan for Connected Communities. The Trails Master Plan (TMP) will create a vision for a recreation-focused lifestyle through community investment, shared stewardship, economic opportunity and important new local jobs, all benefiting economically disadvantaged communities in California’s Plumas, Sierra, Butte and Lassen Counties.

A key component to the Connected Communities Trails Master Plan is the proposed “Lost Sierra Route”, which traverses 300 miles over breathtaking topography, jagged peaks and high alpine meadows similar to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and the John Muir Trail (JMT). But unlike the PCT and JMT, this new trans-Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range route allows for all dirt trail travelers including hikers, mountain bikers, moto riders, equestrians, trail runners, hunters, fishermen, wildlife, grandmothers and babies in backpacks. The Lost Sierra Route will be a trail for all to use that will link mountain communities together for recreational adventure and economic sustainability.

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Learn more about the Connected Communities project HERE.

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